Wednesday, September 24, 2014

5 SECRETS (What No One Knows About My Book)

Our guest author today is Kathy L Wheeler writing as Kae Elle Wheeler, who is going to share some tidbits about the writing of her book that no one knows--until today.

Kae Elle Wheeler (a.k.a. Kathy L Wheeler) has a BA in Management Information Systems with 40 hours of vocal music credits. She is a computer programmer and software expert by day, also utilizes karaoke to fulfill some of her artistic needs. She is a member of several RWA chapters including The Beau Monde, DARA and OKRWA. She is an avid sports fan for NFL and NBA, theater buff, and loves to travel. 

Everyone knows how awful the stepmother was to Cinderella. What we don't know is why. Even in the first three books of my Cinderella Series, Hilda is truly evil. Her goal is to kill Cinderella and have one of her own daughters marry the prince. Why, she would be mother to the future Queen of Chalmers. What is truly sad is that Lady Hildegard Marit Benegoir did not start out mean and vindictive. Oh, sure, she was a little spoiled, very temperamental, but what young woman of noble birth in a small community was not?

The Price of Scorn - book iv shows a path gone so far awry, there was no turning back—a hellish journey of survival. This heartbreaking story is no fairy tale. Here are five of Hilda’s deepest secrets.

Five Secrets From The Price of Scorn ~ book iv, Cinderella's Evil Stepmother

1) Lady Hildegard Marit Benegoir fell in love with the man of her dreams when she was but fifteen. Of course, the man was completely unsuitable. He was a prime horse trainer for the Alsace region of France. (Set In Stone - Anna Markland 6-Jun-2014) And to his credit, Pierre Tasse resisted her for two long years.

2) Hilda suffered two miscarriages, both of which were male, before finally giving birth to her cherished daughters, Pricilla Louise and Esmeralda.

3) Hilda witnessed her mother's murder right by none other than her own father.

4) Her name: "Hildegard" which is of German descent means battle guard. And her lover lovingly referred to her as "his little battle-guard." It's sweet actually.

5) Hilda married Lord Roche, Cinderella's papa, out of desperation and spite. Both of which, backfire.

The Price of Scorn Blurb:

Fourteen years after Esmeralda's marriage to Alessandro de Lecce, the birth of Pricilla's son, Jean-Luc, and Prince Charming's and Cinderella's coronation as King and Queen of Chalmers Kingdom, Lady Hildeguard Marit Benegoir-Simmon-Roch lies upon her death bed.

Hilda has never forgiven Cinderella for stealing Prince Charming from Esmeralda. But in a story of heartbreak, the sisters learn how tragedy and scorn shaped their mother's life into the woman she became. The question is: Can they forgive her?

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The Price of Scorn - book is is not yet available, but its predecessors are!

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Thanks for checking out Kathy and her secrets. If you have any comments or questions, Kathy will be around to answer them today.

And don’t forget to check back next Thursday to find out even more author secrets about their book.


  1. Thanks so much for having me Beverley. Great blog site!

  2. Ahhh, intriguing! I love how you're showing us the events that led up to the evil stepmother being the cruel person we know her to be. Sort of like Wicked shows us how the wicked witch came to be so mean. Love it! Best of luck...

  3. Wow, Kathy! I love how you gave this story a good twist. Congratulations, girl. Hugs

    1. Thanks, Vicki. It's tough, because the HEA is not so apparent.

  4. Fascinating take on the tale of Cinderella. Great post.

  5. Very cool. Did you start out knowing her background or did it come to you as you wrote the other books?

    1. Its actually the prequel to the series. I didn't really know her background until I started writing it. I just knew how she turned out.

  6. What a great idea. It just goes to show you that even someone as evil as the mean stepmother had a heart in there somewhere!

  7. Very interesting! I love when we are given the opportunity to see the "other side" of evil. Because there always is another side. Excellent, reveal, Kathy. I can't wait to read it!